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US says asking for information on missing Saudi journalist

US says asking for information on missing Saudi journalist

The US State Department is monitoring and seeking information on the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a US official said on Wednesday, a day after his fiancee reported he had failed to emerge from a meeting at the Saudi mission in Istanbul. “We are closely following reports of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance and […]

Saudi Arabia reduces its financial support to Jerusalem

Saudi Arabia reduces its financial support to Jerusalem

Saudi Arabia has reduced its financial support to Jerusalem. A Jerusalemite official told Al-Khaleej Online that during the past two months, Saudi Arabia has started reducing all humanitarian, educational, and relief projects it used to oversee in the Holy City. He suggested that this reduction is part of “Riyadh’s penalty for their objection of the Deal of […]

Saudi Arabia admits coalition “mistakes” in targeting in Yemen

Saudi Arabia admits coalition “mistakes” in targeting in Yemen

Saudi Arabia said on Monday it was working hard to correct mistaken targeting by its military coalition in Yemen that has killed civilians including children, but UN rights experts voiced scepticism, Reuters reports. International pressure mounted on the kingdom, including from allies, to do more to limit civilian casualties in a 3-1/2 year civil war that […]

Bennett: Lieberman is weak for negotiating with Gaza

Bennett: Lieberman is weak for negotiating with Gaza

Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett, head of Jewish Home Party, yesterday accused Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman of “weakness” for engaging in ceasefire talks with the Palestinian resistance in Gaza, Ynet News reported. “The Lieberman-Hamas agreements have crashed. The terror is continuing at the expense of the security of our residents thanks to Lieberman’s policy of […]

What I'm Reading: An Interview With Middle East Historian Laura Robson

What I'm Reading: An Interview With Middle East Historian Laura Robson

Erik Moshe is an HNN Features Editor. Laura Robson is a scholar of modern Middle Eastern and international history. Her areas of interest encompass local, regional, and global iterations of internationalism and international governance, modern histories of mass violence, and the politics of ethnicity and religion in the twentieth century Arab world. She received her […]

Female activist's death sparks fears of assassination campaign in Basra

Female activist's death sparks fears of assassination campaign in Basra

BASRA, Iraq – Blood still stains the street in central Basra where Suad al-Ali was shot dead on Tuesday. A prominent activist in the city and founder of al-Weed al-Alaiami for Human Rights – an NGO that focuses on the rights of women and children – her family is still reeling from her death. “We […]

'Do not interfere' – Iran sends STARK WARNING to neighbours as Middle East tensions mount

'Do not interfere' – Iran sends STARK WARNING to neighbours as Middle East tensions mount

Brigadier General Hossein Salami, second in command of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard force, told a congregation in Tehran on Friday that they had learnt from recent tensions with the US. Speaking to the crowd, he is reported to have said: “We must be powerful to survive.” In a direct attack on Saudi Arabia and the […]

Defence minister visits Middle East troops

Defence minister visits Middle East troops

Defence Minister Christopher Pyne has travelled to the Middle East to visit Australian troops and meet key leaders in Afghanistan and the United Arab Emirates. Mr Pyne shared meals with diggers stationed in various camps during an overnight stay in Kabul, including Defence personnel helping to train Afghan officers. He also met his Afghan counterpart […]

Middle East Quartet Envoys Express Deep Concern over Gaza Escalation

Middle East Quartet Envoys Express Deep Concern over Gaza Escalation

Palestinian child in a refugee camp in Gaza. (Photo: ActiveStills.org) The Envoys of the Middle East Quartet from the Russian Federation, the United States, the European Union, and the United Nations, met on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday to discuss the prospects for peace negotiations and the situation […]

We have defeated Isis, essentially, in the Middle East: Trump

We have defeated Isis, essentially, in the Middle East: Trump

We have defeated Isis, essentially, in the Middle East: Trump  CNBC Full coverage Source link